Tag Archive: Google’s


Ad-Blocking could be on the horizon for Google’s Chrome browser

The Wall Street Journal has reported on the possibility of Google introducing an ad-blocking feature for their Chrome browser for both mobile and desktop platforms. This is an interesting one as Google itself is predominately a form of advertising company and on top of that they already pay for the services of Adblock Plus enrolling onto […]

Google’s latest update for PhotoScan makes it easier to share the nostalgia

This is also a friendly reminder that Google PhotoScan exists and it’s worth using — just in case.

Remember PhotoScan? The app that lets you save digital copies of your printed photos to Google Photos? It’s a neat way to store those old photographs, loose Polaroids, and school pictures in the cloud — just in case. Google has announced it’s pushing out an update to the service. With it comes two new  [Read More…]

Google’s AutoDraw can help turn a disastrous doodle into a masterpiece

It’s exceptionally fun to use and you can save your project when you’re finished.

Do you like to doodle? I find it particularly difficult to do so with just my mouse on the screen, but fortunately, Google has artificial intelligence that can help effectively translate what it is I’m attempting to draw.

Google’s automated drawing bot is called AutoDraw and it’s available to play with right now. The browser-based bot is based on the Quick, Draw! experiment launched some  [Read More…]

Google’s next step against fake news is rolling out to Search

Can we make this a part of Facebook and Twitter next?

Google can’t stop fake news, but it will now do a better job labeling it as such when you see it. Searching for topics flooded by fake news will now have a new tag in the top results card with fact checking done by third parties. This same tag will be applied in Google News for situations where those articles have become top posts in the news cycle.  [Read More…]

Google’s Chief Game Designer leaves company, wants to actually design games again

Sometimes you realise it’s just time to move on.

Noah Falstein has left his post as Google’s Chief Game Designer after four years with the company, making the announcement official in a post on his blog. Falstein explains that he’s leaving because “the opportunity to actually build the big, consequential games” had “failed to materialize”.

While you might be thinking “Why would Google design games themselves?”, keep in mind the historical context at the time of Falstein’s  [Read More…]

The Moto G5 Plus home screen shows just how weird Google’s chat strategy is right now

Boot up a fresh new Moto G5 and get ready to be at least a little confused.

Check out the home screen for a new Moto G5 Plus and you’ll find the usual Google Apps folder full of bloatware useful Google-made apps, and on the other side of the Moto app you’ll find an icon for Google Duo. We know that Google exercises quite a bit of control over how an Android phone with the Google Play Services onboard  [Read More…]

Google’s #MyAndroid Taste Test gives bad results. Here’s how to make them better

Had a taste of Android theming with the #myAndroid Taste Test?

Android has always been a bastion of customization, but it hasn’t exactly been well-advertised, by Google or by the various manufacturers that ship it on their devices. Google is now looking to highlight that flexibility and creativity with its new #myAndroid campaign, looking to showcase how diverse and delightful our home screens can be when we add our own uniqueness to them.

Google has even devised  [Read More…]

Google’s Pixel 2 codenames may have been revealed — and yes, they’re still fish

Apparently, the company still loves fish.

The codenames for Google’s next two flagship smartphones may have been revealed in official documentation. According to some sleuthing from Android Police, “Walleye” and “Muskie” may be the monikers used to refer to Google’s next two Pixel devices (the different names denote different sizes), carrying on a long tradition of marine-themed codenames.

Only the name Walleye has been mentioned in the Android Open Source Project’s gerrit, or code repository. Muskie has  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2017 preview: Everything you need to know about Google’s dev conference

What we expect to see from this year’s Google I/O.

Google I/O 2017 will be here before you know it. Everyone’s involved: Google itself, presenters, hardware partners, and anyone else who will make the three-day event awesome is busy getting ready. We’re going to have fun and learn stuff. That’s the perfect combo.

Last year’s Google I/O had some logistics problems that shouldn’t return in 2017.

2017’s I/O is going to be at Mountain View’s Shoreline Amphitheatre  [Read More…]

Need help customizing your phone? Take Google’s #myAndroid Taste Test

The main reason why people love Android so much is because there are so many customization options available for them. Throw in a custom launcher, icon pack or wallpaper and voila you have a new phone on your hands. However, at times users might have a hard time navigating the extensive number of possibilities. So […]